IN MY BLOOD IT RUNS
(83 min) Australia
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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 21 (SESSION 17)

Director: Maya Newell
Producers: Maya Newell, Sophie Hyde, Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson, Larissa Behrendt

Description:

In My Blood It Runs is a compelling, rare insight into the world of 10-year-old child, Dujuan, who has been passed on a gift from his grandfather as a Traditional Healer. We walk with him as he begins to travel the school-to-prison pipeline paved by so many Indigenous kids before him and his family’s battle to keep him alive.

Biography:

Maya Newell
is an Australian filmmaker with a focus on social impact documentaries. She has directed award-winning short documentaries, “Two” and “Growing up Gayby.” Her feature documentary Gayby Baby is on Netflix US and reached No. 1 on iTunes doc charts during its UK release. It caused a national stir when it was banned by the Australian State Government and is acknowledged as significant in the fight for Marriage Equality and Adoption Equality in Australia.Sophie Hyde produced and co-directed the acclaimed feature documentary Life in Movement, winner of the Australian Documentary Prize and the Cinedans Jury and Audience prizes. She produced Matt Bate’s feature documentaries Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure and Sam Klemke’s Time Machine, which both premiered at Sundance. She is a co-founder of film collaborative, Closer Productions.

Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson
is a critically acclaimed Iñupiaq/Norwegian/Sami filmmaker and educator. She received the Sundance Fellowship for her Iñupiaq Fantasy trilogy and short film, and her History of the Iñupiat was the first Native-funded, produced, written, and directed history documentary series in the US. Rachel has worked in native educational reform Across Alaska, and led educational initiatives in Australia.

Larissa Behrendt is the Professor of Law and Director of Research at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology, Sydney. She was named as NAIDOC Person of the Year. She wrote and directed the Walkley nominated documentary, Innocence Betrayed, that aired on NITV.

Contact information:

w: http://www.inmyblooditruns.com
e: tamarahardman@closerproductions.com.au


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